I agree that you should call your GI just to let them know about
the bleeding. Bleeding can mean that your colon in a fragile state and the doc would want to know this. They will still probably do the scope but they will be a bit more gentle to avoid preforation. Bleeding is my primary symptom and I have always bled to a certain degree even while having scopes (and I've had plenty!).
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Posted 2/8/2010 7:49 AM (GMT -6)
My doctor is SUPER cautious and will not even perform a colonoscopy while I am on prednisone. However, in May of 08 I was hospitalized, bleeding AND on prednisone (40 mgm). They had to perform a colonoscopy. They used a pediatric scope for extra caution as to not perforate the ulcers. Luckily, my ulcerations are confined to my rectum. I say luckily with tongue in cheek because although I consider myself lucky that my UC has not spread upward in the last eleven years, proctitis is the most stubborn to treat AND extremely uncomfortable. Not that pancolitis is not uncomfortable. But, when flaring, I have very little, if at all, bowel control, bleeding and terrible pressure.
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008 for ten days.
Remission Nov 08 thru May of 09.
Flare May of 09 thru Aug of 09. Very short remission. Flared again Nov 1st. Started Remicade Nov 18th. Felt great after first two infusions. Suffered a set back after 3rd infusion on Dec 31st. Meds: Benicar, Colazal, Prednisone (hopefully short course), Calcium with D, multivitamin, probiotic. Rectal meds...cort suppository.
Posted 2/8/2010 9:59 AM (GMT -6)
I've had both a colonoscopy and a flex sig while bleeding. It's fine.
22, female, diagnosed 3/6/2009, symptoms for 2 years beforehand
Mild ulcerative colitis from rectum to mid transverse colon
Currently on lialda 4x/day, calcium and d, B12, yogurt
Things that help: probiotics, omega 3's, oral 5-ASAs, low fiber when flaring, soluble fiber, low saturated fat diet
Things that hurt: insoluble fiber, fried or spicy food, caffeine, alcohol, rectal meds when not flaring
Posted 2/8/2010 12:56 PM (GMT -6)
Every scope I have had I was bleeding before, during and after! No problems from that - but if you are worried you should tell your doctor.
Diag proctitis 97 - major flare and extension to left sided colitis Aug 2006 - present.
I have bled every day since Aug 2006 (I quit smoking in June 2006).
Imuran (Azathioprine) game me liver damage. LDN no luck. Asacol and mesalazine enemas - seemed to make worse. Lots of Prednisone :( No luck on drugs!
JPouch, total colectomy and ileostomy (part 1) completed Jan 2010 :)
UC no more!!!
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